Hamilton to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hamilton will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with several campus and community events in January.


On Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a group of Hamilton employees will participate in the 6th annual Employee Community Service Day at various sites around greater Utica. The college has given release time to employees who are participating.  They will work at the Rescue Mission, Rome Art and Community Center, Upstate Cerebral Palsy and Johnson Park Center.


Hamilton will present a dinner-theatre production of The Last Minstrel Show by John B. Davidson on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 17, 18 and 19, in the Fillius Events Barn on campus.  The show is now sold out.


The Last Minstrel Show, directed by Mark Cryer of Hamilton’s Theatre Department, is a musical treatment of the 1920 lynchings of three black circus workers in Duluth.

The Hamilton Association for Volunteering Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Day will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21.  Hamilton students will perform volunteer work at various sites throughout Greater Utica.


Hamilton will hold a special worship service to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m., in the chapel.

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